More Than 60 Small Businesses This Week Join Californians for Safer Communities Coalition

The Bipartisan Ballot Measure Will Hold Repeat Retail Theft Offenders and Serious Drug Traffickers Accountable

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 29, 2024) This week, more than 60small businesses across California have joined the Californians for Safer Communities (C4SC) Coalition, the campaign leading the Homelessness, Drug Addiction, and Theft Reduction Act (Initiative 23-0017A1) to hold repeat retail theft offenders and serious drug traffickers accountable.

This bipartisan measure is focused on improving safety in every community and neighborhood in California. It focuses narrowly on accountability measures for repeat offenders of theft and drug traffickers of serious drugs like fentanyl, while incentivizing and encouraging more individuals to participate in and complete drug treatment programs. The measure creates a deterrent for repeat offenders and redirects some towards treatment rather than incarceration.

Small businesses who have joined Californians for Safer Communities Coalition include:

Bay Area
Jack London Square Realty (Oakland)
AAA San Pablo Fuel (Palo Alto)
Bimma Loft Inc. (San Francisco)
Visionary Electronics (San Francisco)
Round Table Pizza (San Ramon)
West County Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Sebastopol)
StoragePro (Walnut Creek)

Northern California
Hillside Shopping Center (Carmichael)
Reds Bistro (Loomis)
Better Deal Exchange Ace Hardware (Oroville)
Pacific Coast Companies (Rancho Cordova)
Haven March (Rancho Cordova)
Cosyns Bee Co. (Rio Linda)
Prive La Yogurt (Roseville)
Toor C-Store (Roseville)
Allied Universal (Sacramento)
Harris Orthodontic Lab (Sacramento)
Holt of California (Sacramento)
Irish Hospitality Group (Sacramento)
Relles Florists (Sacramento)

Central Valley
Centric Health (Bakersfield)
Cook Land Company (Bakersfield)
Dunbar Brothers (Bakersfield)
Golden West Casino (Bakersfield)
Agriland Farming Co. (Chowchilla)
Pacific Orchards (Chowchilla)
Fowler Packing (Fresno)
Gazebo Gardens (Fresno)
Taylor Creek Farms (Fresno)
Valley Wide Beverage (Fresno)
Yosemite Falls Café (Fresno)
Atlas Almonds (Madera)
BAPU Farming Company (Madera)
Madera Agricultural Services (Madera)
Pistoresi Ambulance Services (Madera)
Van Groningen & Sons (Madera)
Thomas Farms (San Joaquin)
Bottles (Stockton)
Tejon Ranch Company (Tejon Ranch)

Greater Los Angeles/Inland Empire
Superior Grocers (Anaheim)
J. Quick Mart (Canoga Park)
Circle K (Fullerton)
Independence Square Shopping Center (Los Angeles)
NRG Convenience Stores
Glory Hair (Northridge)
Heritage Mart (Fontana)
Menifee Bicycles (Menifee)
Onsite Computing (NorCo)
Terra Linda Farming Company (Riverside)

San Diego
WWS Shoe Store (Chula Vista)
Token Farms (Farmersville)
Solo Shoes (National City)
Spaces Renewed (Oceanside)
A-1 Storage (San Diego)
Flocke & Avoyer (San Diego)
La Playa (San Diego)
Mission Gorge Shopping Center (Santee)

What the Measure Does

The proposed ballot measure will:

  • Hold those who are committing repeated retail theft and fentanyl sales crimes accountable, for the safety and health of our communities.
  • Create accountability for repeat smash and grab offenders who are driving up costs for all Californians and chasing retailers out of the state.
  • Bring back incentives and accountability that are needed for individuals to get into necessary drug treatment and job training programs — helping them begin new lives. Currently those arrested multiple times for hard drug use currently have no incentive to choose treatment with no consequences.

The Californians for Safer Communities (C4SC) Coalition is currently collecting signatures to qualify for the 2024 November General Election. For more information, please visit

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